But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself. – Philippians 3:20-21
We confess: Tell the Lord how you long to see His face. Express to Him your desire to live life as though He is coming back today. Ask Him to continue to transform His bride, the church, into the likeness of Jesus as we surrender to Him daily. Ask for help as we view the circumstances that surround our community and world in light of eternity and our true citizenship – heaven! Cry out to God with our desire to saturate the CSRA with the Gospel. [Read more…]
Today is our first day of fasting. If you are participating in our #ThursdayFast, you will find a more extensive prayer guide that you may download below.
So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. – 2 Timothy 2:22
We confess: Confess your sins to the Lord. Share with the Lord your desire to flee from anything that is not pleasing to Him and confirm to Him your desire to pursue righteousness.
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. – Colossians 1:15-17
We confess: Confess to Jesus that He created all things, is over all things, is before all things, and holds all things together. Ask God to bring our church unbelievers who need to hear this message and know its truth. Ask for opportunities to share the Gospel and its impact on us individually and as a church family in our neighborhoods, work environments, schools, and community.
Remember that tomorrow is our first day of fasting. [Read more…]
In his book, The Hour That Changes the World, Dick Eastman defines confession as, “the act of declared admission.” In essence, when we confess as a form of prayer, we speak truth to God about the reality of ourselves in light of who He is. The Greek meaning of the word confess that we find in the New Testament means, “to agree with God.” We agree with God when we speak the truth about ourselves, and the truth about God. [Read more…]
Praying as a Community of Believers
Beginning September 1 you are invited to join our Pastor and staff as we pray together as a community of believers. We are calling this #PrayThruSept.
The purpose of #PrayThruSept is simple – Prayer. That’s it! This initiative is not a prelude to something else coming in the days ahead for our ministry, it is simply a call for us to pray – and do it now!
Recently in a message Pastor McKinley presented on prayer, he shared this:
“My great concern in this message is that much praying is about our needs rather than the need to advance the mission of God and see works of salvation in the lives of others.”
One of the greatest things we can do for the Kingdom is to pray for a fire for God to be kindled so strongly in our own hearts, that we ignite a flame for Him in the world around us. We must pray to this end. People in our community, state, and world are dying with no true knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and we must be willing to step outside of ourselves and share Him with others. [Read more…]
Friday, August 28! Save the date for the movie, War Room. This is a powerful movie about the importance of prayer in life and in all relationships.
Here is a description from the movie site.
From the award-winning creators of Fireproof and Courageous comes WAR ROOM, a compelling drama with humor and heart that explores the power that prayer can have on marriages, parenting, careers, friendships, and every other area of our lives.
Tony and Elizabeth Jordan have it all—great jobs, a beautiful daughter, and their dream house. But appearances can be deceiving. Tony and Elizabeth Jordan’s world is actually crumbling under the strain of a failing marriage. While Tony basks in his professional success and flirts with temptation, Elizabeth resigns herself to increasing bitterness. But their lives take an unexpected turn when Elizabeth meets her newest client, Miss Clara, and is challenged to establish a “war room” and a battle plan of prayer for her family. As Elizabeth tries to fight for her family, Tony’s hidden struggles come to light. Tony must decide if he will make amends to his family and prove Miss Clara’s wisdom that victories don’t come by accident. [Read more…]
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Pray for unconditional love in your relationships this week. Use the passage above to pray specifically for someone you know. Below is an example of how you can pray using 1 Corinthians 13. [Read more…]
Praying for Your Children
The school year has begun! For many of us that means added anxiety, endless to-do lists, and dreaded homework battles. For others who have older children, school is no longer an issue. Your adult children have moved on to other real-life complexities that cause stress and worry on an entirely different level.
Whatever stage of life you find yourself in, praying for (and with) your children is one of the greatest gifts you can give them.
The following are a few verses to pray for your children at any age of life. Personalize these verses and unlock the power of God’s Word in your prayers. [Read more…]
God – Our Comfort
This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life.
– Psalm 119:50
Are you suffering? Do you know someone who is suffering today? Are you grieving the loss of a loved one or friend? Are you hurting because of some circumstance?
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. – 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 [Read more…]
God our Help
I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.
The Lord will keep your going out and your coming
in from this time forth and forevermore. [Read more…]